WHAT IS THE TECKNIQUE OF AIKIDO IN MENTAL HEALTH?
There are literally hundreds of Aikido techniques. The basic principle behind all techniques is harmonizing one’s movements with those of one or more partners.There are three basic aspects of Aikido training — ”centering,” energy flow, and harmony.
Centering practice includes focus on the lower abdomen. Beginning Aikido students learn to keep neck and shoulders relaxed and to integrate all movements from their center (lower abdomen). In the East, the abdomen is considered a major center for meditative practices, and the storehouse of vital energy in the body. It is also the area of physical balance and psychological stability. The physical and psychological aspects of centering are thought to be virtually one and the same. When we are emotionally or mentally tense, our bodies are also tense, and vice versa. And it is also true that we can become more calm and centered through physical discipline, andthis will result in…
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